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Old 11-03-2013, 06:54 PM   #901
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Now that's some nice boondocking with the solar panels. I think Mac smells the bacon!
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:11 PM   #902
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Oh, that looks nice....... wish I could smell your bacon....everything is good with bacon!!!!
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:33 AM   #903
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I decided to finish up some reading lamps that hang under the little shelf over the bed.
Wow - that is a cool mount for the reading lamps! It looks like you turned the cylinder, and then cut it in half so you have one on each side of the lamp, right? Assuming that you cut it in half first, how the heck did you hold the half cylinders to cut the angles? Do you have a miter sled for your table saw?

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Old 11-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #904
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Wow - that is a cool mount for the reading lamps! It looks like you turned the cylinder, and then cut it in half so you have one on each side of the lamp, right? Assuming that you cut it in half first, how the heck did you hold the half cylinders to cut the angles? Do you have a miter sled for your table saw?

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Yup, turned the cylinder then I chop sawed it into two 1/2 segments. I then chopped the 45's using the same saw. If the piece was any smaller it would have required attaching a sacrificial piece or attaching to my table saw sled. I used double sided tape to hold them to the lamp base. Once the screws were installed, everything is held in place quite well.

My LEDs arrived tonight and they work great. They are much more focused than the standard bulbs plus they only pull .13 amps.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:39 PM   #905
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Vernon,
I really like your turned light holders! You da man!

I also like your ability to locate the solar panels remotely and at a good angle for the sun/latitude/etc. How long is your cord to the panels? One advantage of towing with a pickup is the ability to haul things like your solar panels in the bed of the truck. I also was trying to figure out how you would have enough real estate on Dolly's roof.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:24 PM   #906
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Vernon,
I really like your turned light holders! You da man!

I also like your ability to locate the solar panels remotely and at a good angle for the sun/latitude/etc. How long is your cord to the panels? One advantage of towing with a pickup is the ability to haul things like your solar panels in the bed of the truck. I also was trying to figure out how you would have enough real estate on Dolly's roof.
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For the cord I'm using 35' of #10-4 and doubling up the conductors. That equates to about #7 conductor which is good for my 120 W panel that runs at 30 volts. The panel will fit on the roof but I just am not seeing a good reason to mount it, plus it is kinda fun chasing the sun all day...
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:13 PM   #907
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To quote Nathan Lanes character in 'The Birdcage',

'One does need a hint of color'...

I finally got around to painting the rear bumper and it just HAD to match the rims.
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Like the spot of color.....and the license plate!!
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Very beautiful job !!!

Congratulations, during 3 years, you have done lots of jobs and good work !
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:07 PM   #910
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Guess what got ordered today?

For Your RV

Forest green to match the bumper...

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Old 01-03-2014, 06:36 PM   #911
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:12 PM   #912
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Pics or it didn't happen...
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:31 PM   #913
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I've loved all my Zip Dees! Yaay! Are you coming to pick it up?
You can park in my driveway!
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:21 PM   #914
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I've loved all my Zip Dees! Yaay! Are you coming to pick it up?
You can park in my driveway!
I appreciate the offer but it's too dang cold to drive north...I'm having it delivered south of here!

I placed my order thru Airstream of Mississippi, Ms. June B handles the parts department and worked the details including a call to ask me about savings on shipping. It's actually a savings for me to drive to the Mississippi coast (oh, darn) and spend the weekend eating seafood than have a home delivery.

So how am I going to get a 16' awning back to my house? Probably on the floor of a 34' airstream...
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You'll probably have to slide it in through the front window!

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:09 PM   #916
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That's a great plan. It's stinkin' cold here & lots of snow. We loved the Gulf & I'm jealous! Camping as an excuse to pick up your awning is genius! Hope you get some nice, warm weather.
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I'm jealous too, wishing you warm weather

Parking in New England...... I FOUND A SPOT!


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Is that one of those "I meant to do that" photos?

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Parking in New England...... I FOUND A SPOT!

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Well, Vernon, on second thought, my driveway is full at this time. I graciously reneg my invite & urge you to go south!
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